1: I will be blessing the Lord at all times; his praise will be ever in my mouth. 2: My soul will say great things of the Lord: the poor in spirit will have knowledge of it and be glad. 3: O give praise to the Lord with me; let us be witnesses together of his great name. 4: I was searching for the Lord, and he gave ear to my voice, and made me free from all my fears. 5: Let your eyes be turned to him and you will have light, and your faces will not be shamed. 6: This poor man's cry came before the Lord, and he gave him salvation from all his troubles. 7: The angel of the Lord is ever watching over those who have fear of him, to keep them safe. 8: By experience you will see that the Lord is good; happy is the man who has faith in him. 9: Keep yourselves in the fear of the Lord, all you his saints; for those who do so will have no need of anything. 10: The young lions are in need and have no food; but those who are looking to the Lord will have every good thing. 11: Come, children, give attention to me; I will be your teacher in the fear of the Lord. 12: What man has a love of life, and a desire that his days may be increased so that he may see good? 13: Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from words of deceit. 14: Be turned from evil, and do good; make a search for peace, desiring it with all your heart. 15: The eyes of the Lord are on the upright, and his ears are open to their cry. 16: The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to take away the memory of them from the earth. 17: The cry of the upright comes before the Lord, and he takes them out of all their troubles. 18: The Lord is near the broken-hearted; he is the saviour of those whose spirits are crushed down. 19: Great are the troubles of the upright: but the Lord takes him safely out of them all. 20: He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken. 21: Evil will put an end to the sinner, and those who are haters of righteousness will come to destruction. 22: The Lord will be the saviour of the souls of his servants, and no one who has faith in him will be put to shame.